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Something to use the next time you're late for a meeting :-)
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Size does matter? Apple's strategy for ever-thinner devices. From the article:

"Characteristic of thinner devices is how they naturally reduce interaction choice for the user — with fewer physical entry points into these devices. They are shiny shells encouraging greater reliance on the walled garden ecosystem that created them. Physical ports and slots are pared back to a bare minimum. Storage is probably not user-expansible. Batteries aren’t replaceable.

All of which limits what users can do vis-a-vis the iOS ecosystem, and makes their behaviour more predictable and controllable. That in turn allows Apple to construct a more accessible environment, with fewer available choices supporting a simpler, more mainstream-friendly interface.

If the user can’t do things like expand storage themselves, or buy a replacement battery, they can be more easily nudged by Apple to pay for cloud storage or encouraged to upgrade to a new i-Device. It’s all about funnelling users along the Cupertino-controlled pipe.

These constraints help with ecosystem lock-in too. The more invested the user becomes in the iOS ecosystem and Apple’s iCloud, the more locked in to its hardware they are — with the cumulative build up of associated digital content working to dissuade them from switching to another platform."

So now you know. Platform and vendor independence is going to be getting a lot more difficult to achieve. However, it's a very clever strategy!
It's a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time -- allowing the company's marketing department to crow about..
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As usual from Gerd - much to ponder! The future is bright, but keeping up is a challenge!
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My takeaway: Take Time to Observe & Discover the Future trends.
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New blog post. I'm running the next Content Curation course on 25th March. It will be advertised on the TFPL website. https://www.tfpl.com/learning-is-changing
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+Steve Dale That's great. Thanks. That's one of the initiatives we can talk about in a skype chat.
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This site allows users to visualise, analyse, and download data on their LinkedIn network using methods derived from social-scientific research. Full sample output is shown here. The site is free and open-source.
Socilab is a free tool that allows users to visualize, analyze, and download data on their LinkedIn network. It works with the LinkedIn API to a) calculate structural hole metrics such as network density, hierarchy and constraint - and displays your percentile compared to other users of the tool, b) display a dynamic/interactive visualization of your ego network with node coloring by industry and an option to enable/disable connections to self us...
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Here's one for the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) brigade. For the rest of us, I can assure you that life does go on if you miss a tweet, and might even be less stressful if you miss several! In my experience, if it's important enough, you'll get to hear about it, Twitter or no!
Twitter's "While You Were Away" feature, which helps you catch up on tweets that you missed, is officially launching on iOS today (with Android and web coming..
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What I've never had I won't miss. However, I don't believe this is the end for Glass. I'm sure it will reemerge in a more subtle form one day. I'm guessing contact lenses?
Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device -- at least in its current form. Google insists the product is..
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Temperature regulating feature might work, Helen. The Reactatherm Rapide perhaps ;-)
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Some obvious (?) tips on using Twitter. Maybe not obvious to everyone from my experience!
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hello my dear how are you doing today and how was your day and i hope that i will hear from you my dear ....?
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Tend to agree with this article. Worse still, if you take a look at the unmoderated comments underneath mots videos, it looks like becoming the home to the mad, the bad and the criminally insane!
The great story of Silicon Valley: A company, once ahead of its time, ceases to innovate for almost a decade while continuing to make billions off its legacy..
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I guess you could call this an interesting experiment, and no doubt Google has learnt a lot from its foray into wearable technology, but putting aside all of the hype evident from the various YouTube videos taken by "wearers", it was always destined to be a niche and premium product, almost entirely dependent on global coverage of 4G (or 5G?) before it could scale. Without excellent connectivity, it's just...well glass!
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+The StoryTelling BeanCounter A bit too gimmicky for me, plus I like to wear my watch 24 x 7, not leave it to charge-up every few hours!
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The scale and impact of data security breaches are getting bigger as time goes on. Complacency over the gradual erosion of privacy remains consistent!

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knowledge management professional and community evangelist
Introduction
Building and nurturing collaborative networks and communities as part of a journey of self-discovery and learning. The journey is long with many hills to climb. The destination is always just over the next hill.
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Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kinabalu; done the Inca Trail
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Online Community Ecologist
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  • Collabor8now Ltd
    Founder and Director, present
  • Semantix (UK) Ltd
    Founder and Director, 2012
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